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LG Nexus 4 review

Our rating: 4.5

What we read



Most reviews are pretty amazed with the awesome value-for-money that this new "Google phone" packs. Afterall, it has a powerful CPU (1.5 ghz quad-core), 2 gigs of ram and an amazing 4.7" screen with real 318 ppi - all at a pricetag of about $300/$350 depending on whether you pick the 8 og 16 gb version. And about that internal storage: it isn't much and sub-par of what you can expect from the latest Nexus. It's even more weird, considering that the previous model (the Galaxy Nexus) had 16 or 32 gb.



 



What we think



Being a Galaxy Nexus owner, my hopes for the successor are huge. After having tried the Nexus 4, it's obvious that the increase in hardware makes it perform way faster than the GN on most tasks. The design is also a step up from the Galaxy. The front looks the same, but the back of the Nexus 4 is more stirdy and looks better than the Galaxy Nexus. Whether you'll like the "glitter"-effect if a matter of taste. Hell, I like it.



 



Rear view of the Nexus 4

Rear view of the Nexus 4 showing the 'glitter effect'.




Worth the upgrade?



In one word: yes! Especially given the low price, this is indeed a worthy upgrade and lightyears ahead of the Galaxy Nexus and a worthy competitor to other flagship models (the iPhone 5 and the Samsung Galaxy S3)


The Nexus 4 surely deserves a rating of 4.5/5



Pros and cons

  • Low price for what is basically a hi-end smartphone

  • Pure Android experience is speedy and gives you the latest updates first

  • True HD IPS Plus display with real 318 ppi

  • A worthy upgrade from the Galaxy Nexus

  • No 4G LTE

  • 8/16 gb internal storage is not much without an expansion slot

LG Nexus 4
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Specifications
Type Google phone (smartphone)
Camera 8 mp
Operating System Android OS, v4.2 (Jelly Bean)
Storage 8/16 GB intenal (no card slot)
Video Recording 1080p @ 30 fps, 1.3 mp secondary
Display 768 x 1280 pixels, 4.7 inches (real 318 ppi)
Weight 139 grams
Browser HTML5 (Chrome)
CPU Quad-core 1.5 GHz Krait on Qualcomm APQ8064 Snapdragon
FM Radio None
Data GPRS, EDGE, DC-HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth (4.0), NFC, USB
Music Playback MP3/WAV/eAAC+/AC3
Video Playback MP4/H.264/H.263
Dimensions 133.9 x 68.7 x 9.1 mm (5.27 x 2.70 x 0.36 in)
Battery Non-removable Li-Po 2100 mAh battery. Stand-by: (2G) / Up to 390 h (3G), Talk time: (2G) / Up to 15 h (3G)
Link Official LG website


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